May 1, 2008

Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight (2008)

I feel silly even writing this review because everyone and their mother has reviewed this album, loved it, and has probably already told you, the loyal QuickCrit reader, to go buy/listen to the fucking thing. If not, lucky you, because it's “two-cents” time: The Midnight Organ Fight actually IS awesome. There are plenty of charming melodies & strummy (technical term) acoustic guitar bits for the ladies, and fantastically classy, reality-based lyrics, (such as: “Jesus... is just a Spanish boy’s name,” or “You’re the shit and I’m knee deep in it,” and my personal favorite, “I’m drunk, I’m drunk and you’re probably on pills / If we both have the same diseases its irrelevant girl”) and a few rock-out tracks for the gents. So, if you haven’t got the message already, The Midnight Organ Fight is legit and certainly worth tracking down & checking out.

A few to start with: “Keep Yourself Warm,” “Head Rolls Off,” & “Good Arms vs. Bad Arms.”


HotCatato said...

I was thinking the same thing when I was listening! Like, oh, this albums for the ladies..... and the fellas.

Nightrain said...

I'm gonna add "Old Old Fashioned" to my list of favorite strummy guitar jams.

I also think more bands should sing with Scottish accents.

ancientindianwizard said...

Captain tardy here! I just finally listened to this yesterday and it's amazing... Better late than never!!

Nightrain said...

Welcome to the club, hombre.

I'm just sitting here, drinkin' Dutch Style Pilsener, snacking on Chex Mix, and waiting for my mini pizza to toast... and nothing could be finer than a Frightened Rabbit soundtrack.